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The HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

The HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts

Management Report
Published: June 2017
Pages: 1000
Research from: Signals and Systems
Sector: Networks & Infrastructure

From: GBP 1923.00
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Driven by the growing demand for in-building wireless coverage and the huge influx of mobile data traffic, conventional macrocells alone are no longer deemed sufficient to handle the needs of today's wireless subscribers. In addition, the imminent adoption of centimeter and millimeter wave spectrum, to support higher data rates in 5G networks, necessitates the usage of much smaller cell sizes.

To cope with growing capacity and coverage requirements, mobile operators are significantly increasing their investments in a variety of Heterogeneous Network or HetNet infrastructure technologies such as strategically deployed small cells, carrier Wi-Fi and DAS (Distributed Antenna System) networks. Adding further to the heterogeneity is the shift towards C-RAN (Centralized RAN) architecture, where centralized baseband functionality is shared across a large number of distributed radio nodes to deliver benefits such as resource pooling, multi-cell coordination, network extensibility and energy efficiency.

SNS Research estimates that global spending on small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS will reach more than $15 Billion by the end of 2017, as mobile operators remain committed to tackle the continued growth of mobile data traffic and evolving coverage requirements. At present, the HetNet market is facing a paradigm shift with multiple advancements ranging from small cell virtualization and neutral hosting to the adoption of unlicensed and shared spectrum. In conjunction with 5G and LTE Advanced network rollouts, these advancements will fuel the market to grow at a CAGR of over 18% between 2017 and 2020.

The “HetNet Ecosystem (Small Cells, Carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN & DAS): 2017 – 2030 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” report presents an in-depth assessment of the HetNet ecosystem including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, use cases, vertical markets, service provider case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for HetNet infrastructure investments from 2017 till 2030. The forecasts cover 6 individual submarkets and 6 regions.

The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report.

 

Key Findings:
The report has the following key findings:
  • SNS Research estimates that global spending on small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS will reach more than $15 Billion by the end of 2017, as mobile operators remain committed to tackle the continued growth of mobile data traffic and evolving coverage requirements.
  • At present, the HetNet market is facing a paradigm shift with multiple advancements ranging from small cell virtualization and neutral hosting to the adoption of unlicensed and shared spectrum.
  • In conjunction with 5G and LTE Advanced network rollouts, these advancements will fuel the market to grow at a CAGR of over 18% between 2017 and 2020.
  • By virtualizing small cells, mobile operators can immediately evaluate the benefits of RAN virtualization with no major impact on their larger macrocell RAN footprint. SNS research estimates that global spending on virtualized small cells will surpass $1 Billion annually by 2020.
  • Unlicensed and shared spectrum small cells are also beginning to gain traction, with shipment revenues potentially reaching $240 Million by the end of 2020.
  • The vendor arena is continuing to consolidate with several prominent M&A deals such as CCI's (Communication Components, Inc.) acquisition of BLiNQ Networks and Mavenir's merger with Ranzure Networks.

Topics Covered:
The report covers the following topics:
  • HetNet ecosystem
  • Market drivers and barriers
  • Enabling technologies and key architectural components for small cells, carrier Wi-Fi, C-RAN and DAS
  • Integration, offloading and SON (Self-Organizing Network) technologies
  • Key trends including RAN disaggregation; small cell virtualization; unlicensed and shared spectrum usage; and neutral hosting
  • Complementary technologies and concepts including millimeter wave radio access; MEC (Mobile Edge Computing); FWA (Fixed Wireless Access); control and user plane separation; and network slicing
  • Small cell backhaul and C-RAN fronthaul technologies
  • HetNet use cases and deployment models including SCaaS (Small Cells-as-a-Service)
  • Enterprise RAN; rural small cells; and tactical small cells for military and public safety applications
  • Over 30 case studies of service provider HetNet deployments
  • Regulatory landscape and standardization
  • Industry roadmap and value chain
  • Profiles and strategies of over 500 leading ecosystem players 
  • Strategic recommendations for HetNet infrastructure vendors and mobile operators
  • Market analysis and forecasts from 2017 till 2030

Forecast Segmentation:
Market forecasts are provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories:
  • Small Cells
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 2G & 3G
      • LTE
      • 5G NR (New Radio)
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • RAN Architecture Segmentation
      • Standalone
      • C-RAN
    • Use Case Segmentation
      • Residential
      • Enterprise
      • Urban
      • Rural & Suburban
    • Cell Size Segmentation
      • Femtocells
      • Picocells
      • Microcells
  • Small Cell Backhaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • DSL
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave
      • Millimeter Wave
      • Satellite
      • Fiber & Others
  • Carrier Wi-Fi
    • Submarket Segmentation
      • Access Points
      • Access Point Controllers
    • Integration Approach Segmentation
      • Standalone Wi-Fi Hotspots
      • Managed Wi-Fi Offload
  • C-RAN
    • Air Interface Technology Segmentation
      • 3G & LTE
      • 5G NR
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
    • Cell Size Segmentation
      • Small Cells
      • Macrocells
    • Submarket Segmentation
      • BBUs (Baseband Units)
      • RRHs (Remote Radio Heads)
  • C-RAN Fronthaul
    • Technology Segmentation
      • Dedicated Fiber
      • WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing)
      • OTN (Optical Transport Network)
      • PON (Passive Optical Network)
      • Ethernet
      • Microwave
      • Millimeter Wave
      • G.Fast & Others
  • DAS
    • Deployment Model Segmentation
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
  • Regional Markets
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe
    • Latin & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
    • North America
    • Western Europe

Key Questions Answered:
The report provides answers to the following key questions:
  • How big is the HetNet opportunity?
  • What trends, challenges and barriers are influencing its growth?
  • How is the ecosystem evolving by segment and region?
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and at what rate will it grow?
  • Which submarkets will see the highest percentage of growth?
  • How can HetNet infrastructure investments improve wireless coverage and alleviate congestion in mobile operator networks?
  • Can virtualized small cells reduce the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of HetNet deployments?
  • How are mobile operators leveraging small cells to deliver cost-effective wireless coverage in rural areas?
  • What is the commercial status of unlicensed and shared spectrum technologies?
  • How are small cell, DAS and Wi-Fi specialists addressing requirements for multi-operator neutral host networks?
  • What are the prospects of microwave and millimeter wave transport networking platforms for small cell backhaul and C-RAN fronthaul?
  • Will mobile operators adopt WiGig and other non-3GPP technologies to complement 5G network rollouts?
  • Who are the key market players, what is their market share and what are their strategies?
  • What strategies should HetNet infrastructure vendors and mobile operators adopt to remain competitive?

 

 

 


List of Companies & Organizations Mentioned:The following companies and organizations have been reviewed, discussed or mentioned in the report:

3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
3GPP2 (3rd Generation Partnership Project 2)
3Roam
4ipnet
4RF
6Harmonics
6WIND
AAS (Amphenol Antenna Solutions)
ABB
Accedian Networks
Accelink Technologies Corporation
Accelleran
Accuris Networks
Accuver
Ace Technologies Corporation
AceAxis
ACOME
Actelis Networks
Actiontec Electronics
Actus Networks
Adax
ADB
ADI (Analog Devices Inc.)
ADLINK Technology
ADRF (Advanced RF Technologies)
ADTRAN
ADVA Optical Networking
Advantech
Advantech Wireless
Aerohive Networks
AeroMobile
Affarii Technologies
Affirmed Networks
Agema Systems
Airgain
AirHop Communications
Air-Lynx
Airrays
Airspan Networks
AKM (Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation)
Akoustis Technologies
ALAXALA Networks Corporation
ALBEDO Telecom
Albis-Elcon
ALCOMA
Allied Data Technologies
Allied Telesis
Allot Communications
Alpha Networks
Alpha Wireless
Alphabet
Altai Technologies
Altiostar Networks
Altran
Alvarion Technologies
Amarisoft
Amdocs
América Móvil Group
American Tower Corporation
Anertai Communications
Anritsu Corporation
APRESIA Systems
Aptilo Networks
Aquantia Corporation
Arcadyan Technology Corporation
Argela
ARIB (Association of Radio Industries and Businesses, Japan)
Aricent
ARM Holdings
Arqiva
ARRIS International
Artemis Networks
Artesyn Embedded Technologies
Artiza Networks
Aruba Networks
Aselan
Askey Computer Corporation
ASOCS
Astellia
ASTRI (Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute)
AT&T
ATDI
Athonet
ATIS (U.S. Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions)
AttoCore
Autelan
Avanti Communications Group
Aviat Networks
AVM (AVM Computersysteme Vertriebs)
Axiata Group
Axxcelera Broadband Wireless
Azcom Technology
Baicells Technologies
BandwidthX
BATM Advanced Communications
Baylin Technologies
Beeline
Belkin International
Benetel
Bharti Airtel
Bird Technologies
Black Box Corporation
BLiNQ Networks
Blu Wireless Technology
Blue Danube Systems
BlueWaveTel
BluWan
Boingo Wireless
Boomsense/Bangxun Technology
BoostEdge
BridgeWave Communications
Broadband Forum
Broadcom
Brocade Communications Systems
Browan Communications
BSG Wireless
BT Group
BTI Wireless
C Squared Systems
CableFree (Wireless Excellence)
CableLabs
Cadence Design Systems
Calix
Cambium Networks
Cambridge Consultants
Canoga Perkins Corporation
Carlson Wireless Technologies
Carnegie Technologies
CarrierComm
Casa Systems
Cavium
CBNL (Cambridge Broadband Networks Ltd.)
CBRS Alliance
CCA (Competitive Carriers Association)
CCI (Communication Components, Inc.)
CCI (Competitive Companies, Inc.)
CCI Systems
CCN (Cirrus Core Networks)
CCS (Cambridge Communication Systems)
CCSA (China Communications Standards Association)
CeedTec
Cellcom (New-Cell)
Cellcomm Solutions
CellMax Technologies
CellMining
Cellnex Telecom
Cellular One
Cellwize Wireless Technologies
cellXica
CelPlan Technologies
Celtro
Ceragon Networks
CEVA
China Mobile
China Telecom
China Unicom
Chunghwa Telecom
Cielo Networks
Ciena Corporation
Cisco Systems
Clavister
ClearSky Technologies
Cloudberry Mobile
CND (Core Network Dynamics)
Cobham Wireless
Cohere Technologies
Coherent Logix
Collinear Networks
Collision Communications
Colt Technology Services Group
Comba Telecom
Comcores
CommAgility
CommScope
Comtech EF Data Corporation
Comtech Korea
Comtech Telecommunications Corporation
Comtrend Corporation
Contela
Corecess
Coriant
Corning
Cox Communications
CPqD (Center for Research and Development in Telecommunications, Brazil)
Creanord
Crown Castle International Corporation
CS Corporation
CTIA
D2 Technologies
Dali Wireless
DASAN Zhone Solutions
Datang Mobile
Datang Telecom
Dell Technologies
Delta Electronics
DENGYO (Nihon Dengyo Kosaku)
DigitalGlobe
Direct Beam
D-Link Corporation
DragonWave
Druid Software
DSA (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)
DT (Deutsche Telekom)
DYNE TECH
Eahison Communication
eASIC Corporation
E-Band Communications
EBlink
EchoStar Corporation
ECI Telecom
Edgewater Wireless Systems
EDX Wireless
EION Wireless
Ekinops
ELVA-1
Endaga
ENENSYS Technologies
Eoptolink Technology
Ercom
Ericsson
Ethernity Networks
Ethertronics
ETRI (Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute, South Korea)
ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)
Eutelsat  Communications
EVOLVE
Exalt Wireless
EXFO
Expeto Wireless
Expway
ExteNet Systems
Extreme Networks
Facebook
Fairwaves
Faraday Technology Corporation
FastBack Networks
FCC (U.S. Federal Communications Commission)
Federated Wireless
FiberHome Technologies
FibroLan
Filtronic
Finisar Corporation
Firetide
Flash Networks
Flex Logix Technologies
Fon
Forsk
Fortinet
Foshan Anderson Communication Equipment
Foxcom
Fraunhofer FOKUS  (Institute for Open Communication Systems)
Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich Hertz Institute)
Frog Cellsat
Fujian Helios Technologies
Fujian Sunnada Network Technology
Fujitsu
Furukawa Electric Group
Furuno Electric
Galgus
Galtronics Corporation
Gamma Nu
GCI (General Communication, Inc.)
Gemtek Technology
GENBAND
General Dynamics Mission Systems
Genmix Technology
GenXComm
GigaLight
GIKO GROUP Telecomunicaciones
Gilat Satellite Networks
Global Invacom Group
GlobalFoundries
GoNet Systems
Goodman Networks
Google
GRENTECH
GSMA
GTI
Guangzhou Iplook Technologies
GWT (Global Wireless Technologies)
Handlink Technologies
Hansen Technology
Harris Corporation
HCL Technologies
Hefei Maniron Electronic and Technology
HetNet Forum
HFR
Hilinks Technology
Hisense
Hitachi
HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
Huahuan
Huawei
HUBER+SUHNER
Hughes Network Systems
HXI
IBM Corporation
iBwave Solutions
IDT (Integrated Device Technology)
IDY Corporation
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
IM Technology
Imec International
Impower Technology
InCoax
Infineon Technologies
Infinera
InfiNet Wireless
Infinite Electronics
InfoVista
Inmarsat
Innertron
InnoLight Technology
InnoWireless
Intel Corporation
Intelsat
InterDigital
Intracom Telecom
IP Light
ip.access
IPITEK
iPosi
Iskratel
IS-Wireless
ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan)
ITU (International Telecommunications Union)
Jiangsu Hengxin Technology
Jiangsu Zhengkai Electronics Technology
JMA Wireless
JQL Electronics
JRC (Japan Radio Company)
Juni Global
Juniper Networks
Kaelus
Kathrein-Werke KG
KDDI Corporation
Keima
KEYMILE
Keysight Technologies
Kisan Telecom
Kleos
KMW
Knowles Corporation
Koonsys Radiocommunications
KPN
KT Corporation
Kumu Networks
Kyrio
Lattice Semiconductor
Lemko Corporation
LG Uplus
LGS Innovations
Ligado Networks
LightPointe Communications
LigoWave
Lime Microsystems
Lindsay Broadband
Linker Networks
Linksys
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Loea Corporation
LTE-U Forum
Lumentum
Luminate Wireless
Luminet
LuxCarta
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings
Maja Systems
Mathworks
Maven Wireless
Mavenir Systems
MAX4G
Maxim Integrated
MaxLinear
McWane
MDG (Mobility Development Group)
MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum)
MegaFon
Mellanox Technologies
MER Group
Microlab
Microsemi Corporation
Microwave Networks
MIMOon
MIMOtech
MitraStar Technology Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Group
Mobiveil
Mojo Networks
Molex
Mosaik
Moseley Associates
MRV Communications
MTI (Microelectronics Technology, Inc.)
MTI Wireless Edge
MTS (Mobile TeleSystems)
MulteFire Alliance
Multiwave Sensors
N.A.T.
Nash Technologies
NEC Corporation
Netas
NETGEAR
Netonomics
NETSCOUT Systems
New Postcom Equipment
NewNet Mobile Communications
Nexcomm Systems
Nextivity
NexxCom Wireless
NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) Alliance
NI (National Instruments)
Node-H
Nokia
Nokia Networks
Nokia Technologies
Nomadix
Nomor Research
NTT DoCoMo
NuRAN Wireless
Nutaq Innovation
NXP Semiconductors
O3b Networks
Oceus Networks
Octasic
OE Solutions
OFS
Omnitron Systems
Omoco
ON.Lab (Open Networking Lab)
OneAccess Networks
OneWeb
ONF (Open Networking Foundation)
OpenCell
Optulink
Optus
Orange
OSA (OpenAirInterface Software Alliance)
OZC (Optical Zonu Corporation)
P.I. Works
Panasonic Avionics Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Panda Electronics Group
Panorama Antennas
Parallel Wireless
Patton Electronics
Peraso Technologies
Phluido
Plasma Antennas
Pletronics
PMN (Private Mobile Networks)
Polaris Networks
Polewall
Polystar
Positron
Potevio
PRISMA Telecom Testing
Procera Networks
Proxim Wireless Corporation
pureLiFi
Qorvo
Qualcomm
Quanta Computer
Qucell
Qulsar
Quortus
Qwilt
RACOM
RAD Data Communications
RADCOM
Radio Gigabit
Radisys Corporation
RADWIN
Raisecom
Rakon
Range Networks
Ranplan Wireless Network Design
Raycap
Rearden
Red Hat
RED Technologies
Redline Communications
REMEC Broadband Wireless Networks
Renaissance Electronics & Communications
RF DSP
RF MORECOM KOREA
RF Window
RFS (Radio Frequency Systems)
Rivada Networks
Rohde & Schwarz
Rosenberger
R-TRON
Ruckus Wireless
SAF Tehnika
Sagemcom
Saguna Networks
SAI Technology
Samji Electronics
Samsung Electronics
Samsung Group
Sarokal Test Systems
SAT (Smart Antenna Technologies)
SCF (Small Cell Forum)
SDP Telecom
Senao Networks
Seontech
SerComm Corporation
SES
Sevis Systems
SevOne
SFR
Shared Access
Shenzhen Huaptec
Shyam Group
Shyam Networks
Shyam Telecom
SIAE Microelectronica
Siklu Communication
Silicon Labs (Silicon Laboratories)
Singtel
SIRADEL
SiRRAN Communications
Sistelbanda
SITRONICS
Sivers IMA
SK Telecom
SK Telesys
Skybird Electronic Science & Technology
SkyFiber
Skyview Capital
Skyworks Solutions
SMC Networks
Smith Micro Software
SoftBank Group
Solectek Corporation
SOLiD
Sonus Networks
Sooktha
Source Photonics
Space Data Corporation
Spectronite
SpiderCloud Wireless
Sprint Corporation
SRS (Software Radio Systems)
ST Engineering (Singapore Technologies Engineering)
Star Microwave
Star Solutions
Starry
STMicroelectronics
Sumitomo Electric Industries
Sunwave Solutions
SuperCom
Suzhou Hexagon Communication Technologies
Syniverse Technologies
Tarana Wireless
Tata Elxsi
Tech Mahindra
Technicolor
Teco Group
Tecom
Tecore Networks
TEKTELIC Communications
Telco Systems
Telecom Italia Group
Telefónica Group
Telenor Group
Telia Company
Tellion
Tellumat
Telnet Redes Inteligentes
Telrad Networks
Telsey
Telstra
Telum
Telus Corporation
TEOCO Corporation
TESSCO Technologies
Thuraya Telecommunications Company
TI (Texas Instruments)
Tieto Corporation
Tilgin
TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile)
Towerstream Corporation
TP-LINK Technologies
Trango Systems
Transition Networks
Tranzeo Wireless Technologies
Tropico
TruConnect Technologies
TSDSI (Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India)
TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company)
TTA (Telecommunications Technology Association, South Korea)
TTC (Telecommunication Technology Committee, Japan)
TTP (The Technology Partnership)
Tulinx
Turk Telekom
Ubiquiti Networks
Ubiquoss
U-blox
UNICOM Global
UTStarcom
Vanu
Vasona Networks
Vectron International
Vencore Labs
VEON
Verizon Communications
ViaSat
Viavi Solutions
Virgin Media
Virtuosys
VMware
VNL (Vihaan Networks Limited)
Vodafone Group
VT iDirect
VT Systems (Vision Technologies Systems)
Vubiq Networks
Wave1
Wavesight
WBA (Wireless Broadband Alliance)
Webpass
Westell Technologies
Wevercomm
WIA (Wireless Infrastructure Association)
Wi-Fi Alliance
WiFiForward
Wilson Electronics
WiMAX Forum
Wind Tre
WinnForum (Wireless Innovation Forum)
WiPro
Wireless Telecom Group
WiSig Networks
WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corporation)
WTL (World Telecom Labs)
Wuhan Fingu Electronic Technology
Wuhan Gewei Electronic Technologies
Wytec International
XAVi Technologies Corporation
XCellAir
Xelic
Xilinx
xRAN Consortium
Yamaha Corporation
Zayo Group
Z-Com
Zinwave
ZTE
Zyxel Communications Corporation

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